When you’re making a move to a new home or office, you have enough to worry about. You have to worry about scheduling your move, your new lease or closing on your new property, and coordinating with your moving company. You may be overwhelmed by everything that’s going on. Just another thing to add to the list of things to worry about is damaging the property. If someone is moving into your home or office right after you leave, you may be left with hefty repair or renovation costs immediately upon moving into your new home. Nobody wants that! Keep reading to learn more about how you can protect your home’s floors and carpets when you’re moving out.

Avoid dragging furniture

Heavy furniture is the biggest culprit of damage to hardwood floors and carpet alike. If you have furniture on your hardwood floor, you should already have pads on the bottom of the legs. If not, you may want to consider buying some to use on your heavy furniture. That way, if it gets dropped, the damage will be minimal. Dragging furniture across hardwood or carpet will also cause a lot of unnecessary wear and tear that could easily be avoided. If you find that your furniture is too difficult to move, make sure you ask for help or find another way to move it that won’t damage your floor.

Use furniture blankets

Furniture blankets are a great way to not only protect the furniture you’re moving, but to protect your floors in case the furniture is dropped. You can also try taping on some foam padding to the sharp edges of your furniture for added protection. If you hire a reputable moving company like Atlanta Pro Movers, we’ll make sure to bring all the necessary materials to protect both your furniture and your property. There’s no need to go out of your way to purchase these materials on your own!

Pack properly

In order to prevent damage to your floor, you’re going to need to make sure that everything is packed properly and that your boxes are able to support the weight of whatever they’re holding. When you’re moving boxes, make sure to hold them from the bottom and upright so there’s no chance of anything falling out and landing on the floor.

Use old rugs

If you have some old rugs lying around or rugs that you’re planning on getting rid of after the move, why not use them to protect your floor? Using old, torn out carpet is an option as well, as long as everyone is aware of it and it doesn’t slide around when someone walks on it. The material underneath old carpet can be quite rough, so make sure it isn’t scratching your floor when you walk on it.

Use a dolly

Dollys are a great way to move heavy furniture without a chance of it damaging your floor. If you call a dependable moving company like Atlanta Pro Movers, you won’t have to worry about this. When we arrive at your home, we’ll come prepared with dollies of all sizes in order to handle even the heaviest of furniture.

Avoid tracking in dirt

Another thing that will quickly damage your hardwood and carpet is dirt that gets tracked in during the moving process. You should take into consideration the weather at the time of your move. If it’s rainy or has recently rained, you may be tracking in mud. If you have to walk across the lawn or through water to get to the truck, you could be tracking in water or mud as well. When there’s dirt on your hardwood floor and is stepped on, it can cause scratches or wear, dirt on your carpets may also be difficult to get out and cause staining.

Contact Atlanta Pro Movers

The most important thing you can do for yourself if you want to protect your floors during a move is to hire a reputable moving and storage company who has a history of satisfied clients. Atlanta Pro Movers are your Top Rated Local® Moving Specialists in Atlanta and the surrounding area, so don’t hesitate to give us a call when you’re ready to move.